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Digital Media student Devin Eggleston has submitted an animated video to the Utah Digital Media Arts Festival competition being held May 6th at UVU. Devin has done a pretty amazing job. Take a look . . .
Recently ALC Films students created the following Darth Vader clip . . .
Attention ALC Students -
ALC will be closed during the Nebo District's Spring Break, April 7-11. However, please note, Distance Learning (UVU's live-interactive) classes will still be held.
Students in the pre-engineering class built hydraulic robotic arms during the mechanical engineering unit. Students were given a basic template for the base and then, as a team, they designed the arm and the claw. Hydraulic systems (syringes filled with water) were the sole system used to move and rotate the arms. Once the arms were completed, the students participated in a ball retrieval game with their arms.
On April 21st and 22nd, IT Certification Exams will be available at ALC. The Education Department of Utah is providing certification exams free of charge this year. These will be available at ALC, April 21st and 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You do not have to be enrolled at ALC or a student of Nebo District to participate. Plus, there are no age restrictions. Anyone who is interested my come and take an exam. If you pass, you receive your certification certificate! If you are interested in study material, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time ever English 2010 will be offered in a face-to-face classroom setting for Seniors in the Nebo School District.
Interested Juniors must register to take English 1010 and English 2010 during their Senior year. Both will run one right after the other during the 2014-2015 school year.
Contact the ALC counselor or your local high school counselor to register.
From June 12th-14th, high school students across the state will participate in Mind Riot at The Leonardo Museum. Mind Riot is a new kind of high school competition in which students compete to solve the biggest challenges facing humanity. The event is free and open to Utah students grades 9-12 (as of Spring 2014). Students will rub elbows with leading industry professionals and have the chance to win thousands of dollars, mentorships, and business advice to support their project proposals.
The students of ALC Films took home both 1st and 2nd place at this year's Kick Butts Anti-Tobacco Commercial competition. The contest was sponsored by the Utah County Department of Health and was open to any student in Utah County. The event was held at the Provo Towne Center, March 19th.
The 2nd place video was made by Tucker Lund, Jen Baker, Kyle Nielsen, and Braxton Johnson. They were awarded $300 and free tickets to "Divergent".